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this is a special edition of second inauguration of barack obama. live from washington, d.c. >> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. happy to have erica here. a big picture on twitter. you kicked up the town this morning. >> had a good time. >> went to a preinauguration party. >> i did. i did get to wear some boots. >> sorry you lost my cell number. i'll make sure you have it. >> barack obama is to take the another of office tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol which is right behind us here. >> rules are the rules. according to the 20th amendment, the president and vice president's terms shall end at noon on the 20th of january. vice president biden took the oath less an hour ago. sonia sotomayor did the honors. we'll show you how it played out in just a little while. >> the president and vice president are taking place in a wreath laying ceremony. mr. obama will then return to the white house. he will be there just before noon for his official swearing in ceremony. >> the mily will attend today's even
's ball. this is one of the two inaugural balls for president obama, and you see the first lady there, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >>
president. >> we, the people -- >> in his inaugural address, president obama echoed themes by king and linco lincoln. >> he urged action on the deficit and global warming and keeping kids safe. >> we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing the generation that will build the future. >> we can, he said, find a way. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together. >> many who came were moved. >> hopefully it will be a kicking off of a great second term and a new direction for the country. >> it's great, seeing all the fellowship. >> so much to see and hear. beyonce's national anthem ♪ gave proof through the night >> the inaugural parade was a pageant. colorful floats and talented bands. and leading the way were the obama's who walked part of the way to the white house. for a second term. >> a senior republican said here, by his remarks, president obama, at least in republican hoped, had opened the door to more cooperation. live from washington. now back
that unless something can be done on the budget, easterly in the second obama term that he members of congress not be paid anything. it's grabbing some focus from a town that has been overly focused, according to republicans, on the obama second inaugural. >> washington is almost ready. massive security. barriers going into place. bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade and the presidential viewing stand, bullet proof and fancy. rebuilt every four years. >> but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll said that the country is headed in the right direction as president obama's new portrait is released is had approval is at 52% and likeability is at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today, there's more conflict. ponding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. he this raised the borrowing limit, but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget of
.c. tomorrow for barack obama's second inauguration. technically, he was sworn in to a second term today but the public ceremony is tomorrow. four years ago when i covered the inauguration the temperature was a chilly 28 dreeegrees. the year the president promised warmer weather. steve handelsman has the forecast. steve, that's a pretty big promise, even for a president. >> reporter: looks like he's going to break it. that's not the kind of thing even a president can promise. the obama first term was tough, diane. the road ahead looks rough. tonight and tomorrow, all for offer this president an opportunity to get more americans i behind him and to have a little fun. president barack obama tonight started his second term at a glitzy dinner funded by supporters and joked, he loves michelle obama. >> to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> supreme court chief justice roberts swoer in mr. obama for his second term at midday. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr
, obama talked about citizens needing to mobilize, not just vote, to keep acting. the only way he gets anything done in congress is to bring pressure from the outside in. i think he has to use the bully pulpit to organize and he's creating some organization for action. that's the only way to get washington moving. and i think he's learned that. he said i need to communicate, i need to keep the country mobilized. if the words produce action, if that majority coalition is behind him and puts pressure on these characters in congress, maybe there will be auction. >> doris, while we've been talking, we just saw the arrival of former president jimmy carter. sadly, we are absent both presidents bush, 41 and 43. 43 says he's home with his dad who is just getting out of that long hospitalization. but president carter will be here. president clinton will be here. for those of us who are history buffs, this has been a great period for having living former presidents among us. >> more than ever before. the president's club is such as exclusive club and they can only share with each other what the
's head. he's reliving some of the most famous inauguration moments n t next. >>> president obama today made it official he's urging congress it to pass the most comprehensive set of gun control measures since 1958. >> if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, we have an o obligation to try it. >> new background checks for every gun sale, a ban on military style assault weapons and new limits on how much ammunition each gun magazine can carry. those proposals were largely developed by a new congressional passport that included bay area congresswoman jackie spear. she is also a high-profile victim of gun violence. jodi hernandez caught up with spears today to find out what she thought of the president's final proposaproposal. jodi? >> reporter: diane, congresswoman jackie spear has a very unique perspective on the issue. she, herself, is a survivor of a mass shoot that go took place years ago. she sat down to talk about the president's proposal and about her own commitment to combat gun violence. >> it is a good step. >> rep
see in the crowds there, president obama is just arriving. he looks pretty happy, shaking some hands, making people happy there. the president and vice president are both scheduled to speak tonight at the event of the national building museum in washington, d.c. the day began with the official swearing in ceremony. maybe that's why he looks so relieved and the crowds are already gathering for tomorrow's public inauguration at the capitol. steve handelsman is at the white house. even though this event won't be nearly as big as four years ago, about 4 million people are expected? >> reporter: nearly 800,000. of course, barack obama's in a good mood. not only won reelection, he never has to run for reelection, or for anything in this country. where doing that is so tough. gives his inaugural address tomorrow. tonight the president said i'm not going to talk much. he said there are a limited of amount of good lines. i don't want to use them up. he's in a good mood here at the white house today at midday as he finished his first term and started his second. just before noon, in the blue r
coincide this year, but it is no coincidence today that president obama is invoking dr. king's legacy, calling on americans to do something for each other on a national day of service. the president is continuing a tradition he started before his first inauguration. on this national day of service, president obama led by example. he and the first lady volunteered at an elementary school honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king just before -- just as he did before his first inauguration. >> it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> not far away, the vice president and a bunch of bidens helped to pack supply kits for members of the u.s. military. across the country, an estimated quarter million people did something to help someone else. there were clothing drives in manhattan, volunteers added a little life to the walls of a senior center, and as required by the constitution, president obama will take the oath at the white house tomorrow. then again monday in a gra
? >> thanks. >>> president obama's inauguration weekend is kicking off today with a national day of service. and ron mott is right at the center of things at the washington mall. good morning, what's happening this morning? >> reporter: hey, lester. good morning to you. as you mentioned, activities kick off this weekend. this is one of the ones that really is near and dear to the president's heart and the first lady's heart. that's the national day of service that the president called for four years ago. now this tent that we're on is on the national mall. the washington monument is a stone's throw behind us. it's going to be filled with some of the 800,000 people expected for the inauguration. there are dozens of local and national organizations here that will tell folks how they can help around the d.c. area and when they get home in their communities. just two are here. the american red cross is going to be here later on showing people how to save a life with cpr training. and then just across the way is no kid hungry, trying to fight childhood hunger in this country. this is a big probl
to take up the issue again next wednesday. >>> now to the president and his proposal. a somber obama announced his proposal for the most sweeping gun control measures in years. the president outlined four major points. first, to make it easier for mental health professionals to report threats to authorities. second, the president wants to ban military-style assault weapons like the one used at sandy hook elementary school and put a ten-round limit on magazines. third, he wants to tighten background checks. fourth, the president said he would clear the way for schools that want armed guards to be able to get them. the national rifle association fired back with a statement that read, in part, quote, we look forward to working with congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions to protecting america's most valuable asset, our children. attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. >>> new tonight at 11:00 -- a bizarre story making national headlines involving a football star at notre dame university and the death of his girlfriend a
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